Crosswalk Safety Gets Boost from Businesses | Community Spirit
Mia Decker was only 6 years old when she was struck and killed by a car while crossing a busy street in North Las Vegas.
In effort to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again, a group of business owners are banding together to make that crosswalk safer. They are looking to raise money for lights around the signs at the crosswalk at Bent Arrow and Camino Eldorado.
They held a kickoff for “Shine a Light for Mia” Friday morning. Donna Botti at Villa Pizza is heading up the project. Her pizza place and neighboring businesses near Durango Drive and Desert Inn will be offering special deals and donating part of the proceeds.
“We are trying to raise money for lights where little Mia got killed,” Botti said. “Everybody is giving a discount on their products and above that donating so much to raise money.”
Mia’s mother is grateful for the effort. She believes there should be better signs for that crosswalk.
“What we have there is, to me, is not enough yet. I think once more things go into there and it shows people that it is a crosswalk it is going to be a bigger help,” Michelle Terry said.
North Las Vegas officials say they do not have enough money to put in traffic signals in every crosswalk. The city says they would have to conduct a traffic study before they set aside money for lights at that crosswalk.
The participating businesses for “Shine a Light for Mia” include:
- · Villa Pizza Durango - Large Cheese Pizza for $9.95 ($3.50 off)
- · Mobile Command Detail Car Wash: Superior car wash for donation (Saturday Only)
- · GiGi's Cupcakes: Gourmet cupcakes for donation (Saturday Only)
- · Round One Boxing: Fitness Boxing Classes ($35 for unit normally $75)
- · 1-800 Flowers: Flower Bouquet for $20.00 (Pick Up Only on Tuesday)
- · A Dias Salon: $10 Manicures
- · Let it Roll Skate Shop: Discount on gear
- · C-Q Nails: Discounts on Manicures and Pedicures
- · Angel Tails Mobile Dog Grooming: Nails clipped for donations Friday and Saturday
- · Divas Las Vegas: $1 raffle tickets for drawing for ticket pairs!